No room for traders in the new Elephant

Shopping centre traders left out in the cold

Just thirty-six independent traders from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre have been allocated new space in which to trade, in the event of the centre’s demolition and redevelopment. Despite concerns raised by the Chair of the ‘Traders Panel’ and his fellow panel member, the figure is trumpeted in a self-congratulatory press-release from Southwark Council and belies the true situation which is that at least 40 traders have been left out in the cold, according to Latin Elephant, who champion the cause of all independant ethnic minority traders. Southwark News reported that 28 applications for space were rejected.

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Elephant shopping centre plans - judicial review sought

Crowdfunding appeal launched - please donate!

A coalition of local people and groups fighting for a fairer regeneration at the Elephant and Castle, including the 35% Campaign, are supporting a legal application to overturn the planning approval for the redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre.

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E&C shopping centre - Delancey stumbles after Mayor's approval

A week of mixed fortunes for developer

Last Monday, shopping centre owner and developer, Delancey, seemed to have finally secured full approval for the redevelopment of the Elephant shopping centre, when Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to intervene in the decision-making. In doing so he allowed Southwark Council’s decision to approve the application to stand and joined them in defying written objections from nine local ward & constituency level Labour parties 1, two London Assembly members and over a thousand formal objections submitted by local people, against Delancey’s disastrous redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle shopping centre.

  1. The following parties wrote to the Mayor objecting to the scheme’s failure to meet minimum affordable housing requirements and provide sufficient relocation measures for traders: Bermondsey & Old Southwark Labour Party; Borough & Bankside Labour Party; North Walworth Labour Party; Faraday Ward Labour Party; St George’s Labour Party; Chaucer Ward Labour Party; Camberwell & Peckham Labour Party, Dulwich and West Norwood Constituency Labour Party and Herne Hill Branch Labour Party 

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